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Beth Patterson,

Beth was born in a swamp. Okay, more accurately, she was born in a hospital near a swamp, but that’s close enough to romanticize the origin of this Lafayette, Louisiana native. Described by audiences as “a cross between a cobra and a puppy,” multi-instrumentalist Beth Patterson is foremost a player of the eight- and ten-stringed Irish bouzoukis (adaptations of a traditional Greek instrument). Known for her razor wit and musical versatility, her performances are chock-full of drive, savage energy, and passion, laced with humor and rapport with her listeners, dishing out an eclectic repertoire of original and traditional songs. She integrates her quirky, progressive sound with Celtic music and other ethnic styles, resulting in her own sound she dubs “SWAP” (Songwriter/World/Acoustic/Progressive).

She studied at the University College Cork,  Ireland, where she explored the music of Ireland, West Africa, India, Indonesia, and the Caribbean, and began to experiment with fusions of these world gems with her musical old flames. This finally rendered her with the mind of a prog rocker, the heart of a world music-lover…and let’s just skip the part about her soul.

Ms. Patterson has released seven solo CDs and has received airplay in the every continent (Antarctica notwithstanding). She has appeared on over a hundred and seventy recordings (including the nationally-charting Change of Habit by her former band The Poor Clares). Soundtrack appearances include the motion picture The One-Eyed King (starring William Baldwin and Armand Assante), and Mike Judge’s Mirimax release Extract . She’s performed in eighteen countries across the Americas, Europe, Asia, and Oceania. Various artists have recorded over a hundred of her compositions and co-writes across the US, France, Ireland, and New Zealand. She completed a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy from Loyola University, New Orleans. But she claims that her work will not be finished until the word “bouzouki” is no longer flagged by spell-checkers worldwide.

Vovin Lonshin, 

Vovin describes himself as a Thelemic Luciferian Kaos Mystic. A lover and seeker of all ARTz. A creator of art & magick and magical art. He is the designer of the magical board game Noar, creator of an Algolian Sigil Oracle card deck, and co-creator of the sonick sigil system of magick. He is a member of Ordo Templi Orientis (OTO), The Order of Phosphorus (TOPH), Ordo Algol (OA), and the APes of ThOTh (Ath). He is also a long time practitioner of Enochian Tesseract magick.

His musick he describes as psyKaos or TranSonic. His poetry he describes as Mystical Alchemy of the Heart.

If there is one thing he would like people to remember is “All is fair in art and magik, and baby art IS magick”.

Bianca Rivera,

Yoga is like making art with your body; the mat is your canvas. Come paint the shades of your body with Bianca, New Orleans’ own full figured and heart centered yoga teacher. Bianca’s style is a mixture of high energy vinyasa flow and introspective restorative relaxation while also fostering inclusivity and body positivity.

She is a graduate of Balance Yoga Wellness + Ayurveda’s 200 hour teacher training, Yoga Education Institute’s prenatal yoga certification and Amber Karnes and Diane Bondy’s Yoga for all certification. Aside from yoga Bianca is also a Registered Veterinary Technician, Certified Birth Doula and bruja.

Regardless if you are a seasoned yogi or an absolute novice, come create a masterpiece on your mat.

img_0568Jen West,

“As one always fascinated by the wisdom in dreams, I was led to study hypnotherapy under the guidance of some amazing modern day Shamans and Mystics. I love working with the other spiritual seekers to unlock our inner transformative super powers and become acquainted with parts yet unknown.

I am here to hold your kite strings allowing you to let go and immerse yourself in your own inner experience. My soul rarely feels so harmonized as when I am aiding others in creating ‘dreamscapes’ that serve as personalized, interactive framework for communicating with the infinite- for lack of a better word (or perhaps the existence of too many)…”

131E5518-3D9D-48C4-A25C-661CD57F6A40Alexis Braud,